The East Baton Rouge Parish Emergency Medical Service is a municipal service that originated on August 6, 1982. Baton Rouge EMS is the primary
ALS provider for the parish of East Baton Rouge. EMS is funded by a property tax and by insurance billing.
Services Provided by Baton Rouge EMS
Basic Life Support
Advanced Life Support
Public Event Medical Coverage
Special Response Tactical Medic (SRT)
Bike Medic Response Team
Number of Response Units
13 units operate during a 24-hour period
2 units are up for 12-hours during peak hours
12 physical stations throughout the parish
Supervisor sprint vehicles, also available
*all of the above are divided into six (6) twelve-hour shifts with an average of twenty-six (26) paramedics per shift throughout the coverage area providing
a response time of (10) minutes or less.
This year's EMS Annual Operating Budget is $24,000,000.00.
The population of East Baton Rouge Parish is 440,000 plus
The distance of community served is 455.7 square miles.